Framework is a direct adaptation of the historic small plate timber structures that weave through the building fabric of the central eastside of Portland. Structurally little different than neighboring 100 year old structures, the elimination of the masonry perimeter walls necessitated a shift in identify. Traditional wall and window are able to give way to a simple glass vitrine that allows the warmth of the wood interior to be clearly seen from the street.  The retail frontage in the concrete base is allowed to take on a more sculptural reading, relating by contrast to the taut glass skin above.

Typology Commercial, Retail
Status Completed
Date 2015


Architect Carrie Strickland, Bill Neburka
Associate Architect Judson Moore, Ian Roll, Jennifer Dzienis
General Contractor Yorke and Curtis
Structural Engineer TM Rippey Consulting Engineers
Photographer Joshua Jay Elliot
Civil Engineer Don Cushing Assoc. Inc.


  • Wood Works Commercial Design Award 2016
  • ArchDaily Building of the Year Finalist 2016
  • Architizer Special Mention 2016
  • Portland Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Award 2016
  • AIA Portland Merit Award 2016
  • AIA Portland Craftsmanship Award 2016